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Barbara Cheryl Mead
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  • Barbara C. Mead Scholarship Fund
    Charleston Southern University
    9200 University Blvd
    Charleston, SC 29406

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“Carol and family. My heart aches hearing about the loss of Barbara. We worked side by side for 30 years and its so hard to hear this. She was the...Read More »
1 of 10 | Posted by: Julia Ard & Family

“I am very sorry for your loss. MS.Barbara was such a nice person. She would eat and shop at the Cracker Barrel that I work at. I loved talking to her...Read More »
2 of 10 | Posted by: Teresa Graser - Hanahan, SC

Binky on her Birthday “Binky was part of our family. We would see her beautiful face when she was coming and going from our home, or working round the clock along side with...Read More »
3 of 10 | Posted by: Andrea Nicholson - SC

“Dear Bobby and family, We are sorry to hear about the loss of your sister. We hope that your memories comfort you in these times. God bless. ”
4 of 10 | Posted by: Jimmy and Patty Hayes - Friend

“What a beautiful and sweet friend. My thoughts and prayers to the family. ”
5 of 10 | Posted by: Lorie Higgins

“I am so sorry to hear of the passing of my classmate, Binky. My condolences to all of her family. ”
6 of 10 | Posted by: Betty Reed Lockman - School

“My deepest sympathy to the family of Binky Mead. ”
7 of 10 | Posted by: Fran Bagwell - Spartanburg, SC

“Barbara was a true professional and an angel on earth. She would do absolutely anything for anyone. We will miss her. ”
8 of 10 | Posted by: Barbara Melton - Summerville, SC

“I fondly remember Binky from our years at St Andrews Highschool. My sincere condolences to her family. Lisa ”
9 of 10 | Posted by: Lisa A. La Roche - School

“To the Family of Ms. Barbara,I am a alumni of Charleston Southern and was one of those students that Ms. Barbara helped, counseled and went above and...Read More »
10 of 10 | Posted by: Rev. Tim Nicholson

Barbara "Binky" Cheryl Mead, 77, of Charleston, SC went to be with the Lord on Sunday, October 10, 2021. Family and Friends are invited to attend her funeral service Sunday, October 17, 2021 in Lightsey Chapel at Charleston Southern University, 9200 University Boulevard, at 3:00 p.m. with her colleague and friend, The Rev. Clark Carter, Dean of Students at Charleston Southern University presiding, alongside Pastor Marshall Blalock, Pastor of First Baptist and Dr. Dondi Costin, president of Charleston Southern University. Burial will be private in Magnolia Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be one hour prior in Lightsey Chapel at 2:00 p.m. In an effort to keep everyone safe and healthy, attendees will be required to wear masks and attempt reasonable physical distancing indoors at CSU. Arrangements by J. Henry Stuhr, Inc. Downtown Chapel.

Binky was born in Colorado Springs, CO while her father served as an army pilot during WWII. She faithfully served Charleston Southern University for 55 years. Binky held degrees from Anderson University, Furman University and The Citadel. She was honored to join the CSU family when it was the Baptist College under its founder and first President, Dr. John Hamrick. Binky joyfully and selflessly served Charleston Southern in areas of admission, recruitment, enrollment and student services. Most recently, Binky served as the Associate Dean of Students, International Services Director and Life Skills Coordinator for CSU. She was a licensed professional counselor and she considered it an honor to be able to walk along with students and staff during some of their toughest seasons of life. Binky has been a source of comfort and counsel for countless students through the years. She was always there to guide, mentor and love those around her. Binky was a great encourager. To say she loved her students is a great understatement and her students brought her tremendous joy throughout her life.

Binky loved her family and loved her family well. She was a loving daughter, devoted sister and caring aunt. Binky adored her parents. She cherished her mother and loved the wisdom of her father. Binky loved gardening and taking trips with her mama. The most beautiful roses came from their garden, and she enjoyed gifting those roses to those around her. Giving to others always brought Binky a great sense of delight. Great amounts of thought and love were always taken to make sure that she picked the right "surcees" to gift to family and friends. When she saw a need, without hesitateion she would meet that need with enormous amounts of love and kindness. In true southern fashion, Binky was a wonderful hostess. The fellowship of friends and family over dinners and luncheons were a great source of joy for her and a true blessing for those that shared a meal at her table.

Binky is survived by her sister, Carol Mead Koopman (William) of Charleston, SC; brother, Robert "Bobby" Markley Mead, Sr. of Moncks Corner; sister-in-law, Patricia Mead of Mt. Pleasant, SC; numerous nieces and nephews: Margaret "Margie" Jackson (Wayne), Candice Browder, P.O. Mead IV (Ashley), Barbara Koopman, Kimmie Durham (Jonathan) and Amber Cobb (Greg); great-nieces; great-nephews; and her God children. She is also survived by her extended family: Harriett Gadsden, Victoria Ravenel, Emily Parker, Jacqueline White and Cindy Clark.

Binky was preceded in death by her beloved parents, Percy Orian Mead, Jr. and Margaret Shirley Isaacs Mead; her brother Percy Orian (P.O.) Mead III; and her nephew, Robert "Bobby" Markley Mead, Jr.

The family would like to thank Clark and Sherri Carter for their enormous amount of love and comfort that was given to Binky and family. For the past few weeks Roper Hospital's staff provided the utmost care and compassion for Binky during her illness. Not only did the staff at Roper care for Binky, they also cared for her friends and family with the greatest amount of kindness.

Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to the Barbara C. Mead Scholarship Fund at Charleston Southern University, 9200 University Boulevard, Charleston, SC 29406.

Upcoming Funeral Services

Charleston Southern University - Lightsey Chapel

Sunday, October 17
3:00 PM    3928759 4020063 20211017T150000

Charleston Southern University - Lightsey Chapel

101 State Road S-10-2261 Charleston, SC 29406